what egg-zactly is the "egg laying song"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by neuchicontheblock, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Songster

    May 23, 2009
    I have three new Americanus hens from last week that are not free ranging yet and have a young rooster there with them while the other three birds are out in the yard. This onefemale yacks it up constantly in the evenng before the sun even thinks about going down and the other's are just doing their chicken thing. What gives with this one? BTW...all 3 of the new hens knew each other prior to the move and one of them is laying eggs, though not regularly. I am VERY happy to have these girls...they are pretty and healthy wheatens, and I thank the breeders for being straight with me
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Congrats on your new chickies! I think she is just "settling" down for the night. I have a couple that do that also, once they find where they want to roost and next to who-they settle down and go to sleep! lol
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    I have never, ever heard this egg song [​IMG] and I get eggs from my girls. Just no singing.....I'm getting ripped off [​IMG]
  4. Stefrobrts

    Stefrobrts Chirping

    Sep 15, 2009
    My cochin girl likes to make sure the whole neighborhood knows when she's laid an egg! When I got her the folks said they had more chickens than they were allowed in town, so she had to go, but now I think she was just too noisy for the suburbs! She's lucky to live in the country where she can make as much racket as she wants!
  5. BAWK BAWK BAWK, BAWKAAAWWWK!!!! then repeat over and over until the entire neighborhood knows that you've either laid an egg, or are thinking about laying an egg, or know someone who's laid an egg.....
  6. redstars

    redstars Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    south dartmouth ma
    You can go on youtube and search egglaying song. There are a few good ones.
  7. cposz

    cposz Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Twin Cities, MN
    One of our 4 hens sings a little song at bedtime, and the other hens go up into the coop with her then. It's almost like she's telling them to come to bed.

    But it's not the same as the egg song, so well described above.
  8. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    this is the egg song , this is what the chicken will do before or after she lays a egg . Most the time its after she lays an egg
  9. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    I have one who sings it a little different. Sha always has a "double BAGAAAAAWK".


    By the way they sometimes do it when they have NOT layed an egg too. And sometimes they lay and egg and don't bother with the "birth announcement".

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